The reason behind the request is Alex Lee, the author of the email, is in the process of producing a coffee table book based on the Apple IIgs, which he says will be “the most comprehensive record of any one model of Apple computer but it needs help from other IIgs enthusiasts for it to be complete.”
To help Alex to hook up with other Apple IIgs enthusiasts, I offered to help promote his project and we are also looking at getting a group together and have suggested the October 1st, 2005 AUSOM Meeting. AUSOM Incorporated is now Australia’s Leading Apple Macintosh USer Group, but was originally an Apple II group, and many of members, including myself, started with the Apple II and then moved to Macintosh later on.
Keep an eye on the AUSOM website, and here, for more information on this get together.
If you like to contact Alex to discuss any aspect of the Apple IIgs Coffee Book, or just to reflect back on your experiences with the Apple IIgs, you can contact him;
Alex also maintains a website dedicated to the Apple IIGS and includes links to the various Apple IIgs Emulators for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows and even BeOS and OS/2. More importantly, there is a huge archive of old Apple IIgs software for download in either SkrinkIt format (for use on an actual IIgs) or in a 2img file (for use with the various emulators).
You can check out the What is the 2gs site at;
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